Submitted by Jacque Otts and Brenda Kirby
The original church and cemetery were located in the woods. When Rev. Sims offered to guide us to the Old New Hope Cemetery, we were so excited we forgot to finish photographing the cemetery presently in use by New Hope Church. To get to the old New Hope Cemetery, turn left on Smitherman Drive and go approximately 1.4 miles. The cemetery is in the woods on the right. There are very few remaining stones. Timber has been cut several times over years. Most of the fence has been destroyed. Stories have been told of the timber companies pushing the stones down a hill to get them out of their way. There also have been stories of people stealing the stones. Some stones were broken. Some may have been covered by leaves. The few markers we found and photographed were scattered, leaving us with the impression that at one time this was a very large cemetery.
Coker, Anderson, 1947 - Feb 2, 1879
Coker, Infant, b & d Mar 10, 1880, son of D ??
Coker, Pearl, Oct 28, 1882 - Apr 18, 1883
Lathan, H. E., May 15, 1878 - Aug 22, 1905
Latham, Henry, Died May 7, 1911, age 86 years
Latham, Rena, Died May 13, 1894, age 84 years, wife of Henry
Parker, Rosie, Dec 31, 1881 - Feb 25, 1904
Thomas, Ever, Apr 14, 1881 - Aug 15, 1897?, dau. of Jack and Jane
Thomas, William, Jan 6, 1868? - Feb 1, 1901, son of Jack and Jane
Witherspoon, J. W. Jr., Aug 4, 1883 - Jan 9, 1895